Tuesday 15 August 1995
Births: Napoleon Buonaparte, French Emperor, 1769; Sir Walter Scott, novelist, 1771; James Keir Hardie, Labour Party veteran, 1856; Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer, 1875; Ethel Barrymore, actress, 1879; Edna Ferber, novelist and playwright, 1887; Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright and screenwriter, 1924. Deaths: Macbeth, King of Scotland, killed in battle 1057; William John Thoms, founder and editor of Notes and Queries, 1885; Joseph Joachim, violinist, 1907; Rene-Francois Ghislain Magritte, Surrealist painter, 1967. On this day: the Jesuits (Society of Jesus) was founded in Paris by Ignatius de Loyola, 1534; the Panama Canal was opened officially, 1914; India became independent, 1947; Pakistan, having separated from India, became independent, 1947. Today is anniversary of VJ Day, 1945, and the Feast Day of The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, St Arnulph of Soissons and St Tarsicius.
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- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James's Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
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Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
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German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
Tunisia attack: 'Paralysed' police let gunman run amok for half an hour, says witness
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
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